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Chinese, Asian, Tibetan, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
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Thamel | Beside the Kubeyra Mahal Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4410026
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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

every trip to nepal and staying in thamel, i always 1st visit this eatery cos its hidden. its GREAT for value, simple good food and quiet atmosphere!

Thank cherylyeo25
Kilkenny, Ireland
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67 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Locals also eat here because its great food and good value for money. Wide choice of dishes , nice outdoor area for lunch.

Thank Pat Q
Jackson, Wyoming
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The menu selection is large and the food is tasty. Everything I ordered exceeded my expectations and the price is great. Not overpriced like some restaurants in Thamel. Definitely returned for a few nice cheap meals.

Thank jls21599
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We went there three times and we loved It everytime. The food is delicious and for a reasonable price compared to other restaurants in the area.

1 Thank Claudia G
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159 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This unassuming Tibetan restaurant serves up wholesome and tasty food that even those on the tightest budget can afford. The restaurant itself is a little dingy, but don't let that put you off. I have eaten here on half a dozen occasions and have never been disappointed. My favourite dish is vegetable momo soup. You get 10 steamed monos in... More 

Thank Brian L
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251 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for our evening meal and we were not disappointed. There was a good mix of locals and tourists in the restaurant. The dal-bhat was very good as was the other food. The staff were very friendly.

1 Thank matt9478
Blue Mountains
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Authentic Sherpa/Tibetan cuisine that you have to search to find, but well worth the effort. Great food at a more than reasonable price. Try the Momo Soup, brilliant!

2 Thank NamasteBlueMountains
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I was introduced to this restaurant by local people. When I was having my lunch at 3p.m. there were still some local people eating there, too. I ordered beef with potato and rice. It was delicious at reasonable price. If you have a chance to be at Thamel, give it a try, you won't disappoint.

3 Thank Melissa Y
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

A well eatery Tibetan restaurant in town. This is the most famous restaurant which serves authentic Tibetan foods. The Sizzler momos are so nice. I will come back soon to have the great taste again.

4 Thank Linda C
Kathmandu, Nepal
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend we eat Momo in Gilingche. There staff are excellent and professional. WOW How tasty Momo. The restaurant also very clean . Thank you Gilingche staff for tasty momo. Highly recommend.

5 Thank dhrubadharel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Tibetan, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thamel | Beside the Kubeyra Mahal Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4410026

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?